According to the calendar, there are only two days left of spring here in Melbourne. Based on the weather in recent days, you'd never know it. Each year it seems the path from winter to summer in this city is filled with meteorological melodrama - 35C one day, 12C the next. This year has been right on point. About the only thing we've yet to see this year is flash flooding at the base of Elizabeth St around Flinders St Station, but it may well still be coming. Hopefully the weather settles down a bit with the arrival of summer.
We spent a few rainy spring weekends doing a bit of woodworking, expanding on the Ikea-based DJ booth that I've been using for the better part of a year. Some sawing, some sanding, and some staining, and we're now in business with a much more refined looking piece of furniture that holds all of my kit. Pretty happy with how it turned out, too.
Had a lot of fun at a gig two weeks ago at a nice outdoor space in the outer eastern suburbs - an engagement party with some very forgiving neighbours and very gracious hosts. I don't do a lot of wedding/engagement type work, but when it all comes together it can be a lot of fun and a chance to share music with a very diverse crowd.
In celebration of 100 episodes of the 709Sessions, Wes Straub has asked me to contribute a guest mix to the show, which will be broadcast globally on DI.fm in early January 2016. Episode 037 of Music For Small Audiences is now up on iTunes, Mixcloud, and right here on Area709. Enjoy.